W – Baker (4-3)
HR – Gold (22), Mahar (5), Stewart (2)
65-63, 0.5 GB
The RedHawks crept even closer to first place with another win over the Zephyrs on Monday.
Chris Baker gave Oklahoma another good start, as he surrendered two runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings, walking four and striking out three.
Smoking hot first baseman Nate Gold (.286/.344/.498) was 2-for-3 with a walk and another home run, his 22nd of the season.
Right fielder Kevin Mahar (3/4) and catcher Chris Stewart (2/4) also went yard in the game.
Centerfielder Freddy Guzman was 0-for-3, but he walked twice and stole two bases, giving him 48 steals on the season.
L – Mathis (9-7)
HR – Benjamin (9), Teagarden (3)
31-24, 0.0 GB
Starter Doug Mathis gave up five runs in six innings. He allowed nine hits, walked one, and struck out three.
DH Taylor Teagarden (.348/.413/.530 in 19 Double-A games) was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, his 23rd of the season.
Casey Benjamin also homered for his only hit of the game.
German Duran and Emerson Frostad each went 1-for-3 with a walk.
With another scoreless inning from Bill White, he has now gone unscored upon in his last nine appearances, spanning 9 2/3 frames.
24-32, 10.5 GB
23-32, 12.5 GB
W – Main (1-0)
HR – Gac (15)
29-30, 1.5 GU
Michael Main's second start with Spokane was quite a bit better than his first. The 24th overall pick in the 2007 draft allowed just one run on three hits in five innings on Monday, walking one and striking out nine.
Matt Lawson (2/5, 2B), Renny Osuna (2/5, 2B), Mitch Moreland (2/5, 2B) and Ian Gac (2/5, 2B, HR) all had two hits, including a double. Gac's 15th home run built on his Northwest League lead.
Relief pitchers Hector Nelo, Anton Maxwell, Craig Crow, and Keisuke Ueno each threw a scoreless frame.
L – Font (2-3)
9-11, 4.0 GB
It was one of the bleaker nights of the year for the AZL Rangers.
Young phenom Wilmer Font was rocked for seven runs in three innings of work. He allowed six hits and walked three.
Among the lone bright spots were Miguel Alfonzo's two doubles and Michael Ortiz's two singles.
Rehabbing reliever Scott Rice hurled one scoreless inning.
L – Rojas (1-3)
34-31, 14.0 GB
Second baseman Alejandro Selen (.281/.376/.366) and right fielder Ramon Mota had the team's only extra base hits, as both went 1-for-3 with a double.
Kelvin Borjas chipped in with four solid innings of relief. He allowed one run on two hits, walking and fanning one each.